A play with geometric shapes and materials in the museum Len Lye
The architectural company “Pattersons Architects” is behind the design and construction of the new building of the museum “Len Lye”and “Govett-Brewster” art gallery.
The museum is the only museum in New Zealand dedicated to a single artist, pioneering filmmaker and kinetic sculptor Len Lye. The museum building, constructed with fluid wavy facade with reflective stainless iron, reflects the artist’s philosophy about the relationship between art and architecture.
The facility also aims to give respect and better presentation of art to the public and to create brilliant light with its exterior. The object has an iron facade with reflective surface. Iron is chosen as material in order to show respect to the iron industry in the region is known Taranaki, which houses the museum. The inner side of wavy frame of the museum is left simple and gray.
The form of the museum building and the works that are exhibited in its interior narrate the philosophies of Lye, its leading creative force and his artistic expression.